My server is running out of space on my system and data partitions. They are both on a RAID (5) SCSI controller, volume. The cost of bigger SCSI drives was prohibitive. So, I'm planning on installing a new SATA RAID controller (Adaptec 2420S) and 4 new drives.
I'd like to be able to just install the new card and drivers, image the system and data partitions to external SATA drives, allow the new RAID to build, then restore the image(s) to the new drives. I had planned on using Backup Exec as my backup software going forward, but it looks like Acronis will not only provide me with a good imaging tool, but be able to be my backup software for the future.
Anyone have any better ideas or see any potential pitfalls with my plan? Thanks!!